2014 Schedule (Travel Writers & Photographers Conference)


2014 Schedule

Thursday, August 14

12:00 pm and beyond
Registration/Check-In
Location: Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Conference Kick-Off
Don George, Conference Chair & Karen West, Event Director
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Inside a Travel Writer's Life
Georgia Hesse
Location: Event Room

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inside a Travel Photographer's Life
Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Break

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Welcome and Introduction of Faculty
Don George & Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Night Dinner
Location: Patio

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An Evening With Tony Wheeler
Interviewed by Don George
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Informal Gathering – Cafe & Patio

Friday, August 15

8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet

9:00 am - Noon

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Writing Tales & Tips for Print
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Advanced Personal Essay
Larry Habegger
Location: Meeting Room

4. Building Your Digital Platform
Jodi Ettenberg, Andrew Evans & Pam Mandel
Location: Gallery

5. Writing the Big Five
Jim Benning & David Farley
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Jeff Greenwald, Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

1. Connecting Across Cultural Divides
Jeff Greenwald, Andy Murdock, Tony Wheeler, & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

2. What's It All About Alfie? Finding Your Story on the Road
Tim Cahill, David Farley, Spud Hilton, Larry Habegger & Georgia Hesse (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

3. Mapping Social Media: Which One Is Best For You?
Jodi Ettenberg, Andrew Evans, Pam Mandel & Jim Benning (Moderator)
Location: Used Book Room

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

1. Weaving Your Web: Creating A Website
Jodi Ettenberg, Michael Shapiro, & Larry Habegger (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

2. Guidebook Writing
Celeste Brash, Tony Wheeler, & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

3. Multimedia Magic: Marrying Photography, Video, and Text on the Road (Part 1)
Andrew Evans, Andrea Johnson, & Pam Mandel
Location: Used Book Room

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

1. The World of Freelance: Finding and Creating Opportunities
Pam Mandel, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Michael Shapiro & Lavinia Spalding (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

2. In Pursuit of the Digital Nomad
Andrew Evans & Don George
Location: Gallery

3. Short & Sweet: The Art of the 200-Word Story
Elizabeth Harryman
Meeting Room

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1. DIY Publishing for Photography & Writing
Robert Holmes, Andrea Johnson & Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Moderator)
Location: Used Book Room

2. Assembling an Anthology
Larry Habegger, Lavinia Spalding & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

3. The Facebook Foundation: How to Use It to Create an Identity as a Writer
Jodi Ettenberg, Pam Mandel & Michael Shapiro (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine and Music With Renny Field
Location: Patio

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Recess
Location: Gallery

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Deanne Fitzmaurice
Introduced by Robert Holmes
Location: Event Room

9:30 pm - Midnight
Informal Gathering in Book Passage Cafe

Saturday, August 16

8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet

9:00 am - Noon

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Writing Tales & Tips for Print
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Advanced Personal Essay
Larry Habegger
Location: Meeting Room

4. Building Your Digital Platform
Jodi Ettenberg, Andrew Evans & Pam Mandel
Location: Gallery

5. Writing the Big Five
Jim Benning & David Farley
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Jeff Greenwald, Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the Patio

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1. Elevator Pitch: You've Got 30 Seconds
Davina Baum/AFAR, Elizabeth Harryman, Jenna Scatena & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Gallery

2. Twitter's Hidden Treasure: Making the Most of Twitter to Build Trust & Reputation
Jodi Ettenberg, Andrew Evans, Pam Mandel & Jim Benning (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1. Agents for Travel – A Book Deal on the Horizon
Amy Cloughley & Andy Ross
Location: Gallery

2. My Big Fat Feature Story: How to Get Those Plum Assignments
Davina Baum, Elizabeth Harryman, Jenna Scatena & Georgia Hesse (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Multimedia Magic: Marrying Photography, Video, and Text On the Road (Part 2)
Andrew Evans, Jodi Ettenberg & Andrea Johnson
Location: Used Book Room

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

1. Polishing the Travel Article for Submission
Davina Baum, Jim Benning, David Farley, Larry Habegger, Elizabeth Harryman, Georgia Hesse, Pam Mandel, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Andy Murdock, Jenna Scatena, Michael Shapiro, Lavinia Spalding & Spud Hilton (Moderator)
Location: Patio

2. Food and Wine Photography
Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson
Location: Gallery

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

1. Video Storytelling
Andrew Evans & Spud Hilton
Location: Gallery

2. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Crafting Your Perfect Lede
Tim Cahill, David Farley, Jeff Greenwald, Andrew McCarthy & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Romance on the Road
Tim Cahill, Jeff Greenwald, Andrew McCarthy, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Lavinia Spalding &
Jim Benning (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Recess
Location: Gallery

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Tim Cahill & Andrew McCarthy
Moderated by Don George
Location: Event Room

9:00 pm
Midnight Informal Gathering & Karaoke
Location: Cafe & Event Room

Sunday, August 17

8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet

9:00 am - Noon

1. Advanced Narrative Workshop
Tim Cahill
Location: Office

2. Writing Tales & Tips for Print
Spud Hilton
Location: Corte Madera Inn

3. Advanced Personal Essay
Larry Habegger
Location: Meeting Room

4. Building Your Digital Platform
Jodi Ettenberg, Andrew Evans & Pam Mandel
Location: Gallery

5. Writing the Big Five
Jim Benning & David Farley
Location: Event Room

6. Travel Photography
Jeff Greenwald, Robert Holmes & Andrea Johnson
Location: Used Book Room

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch on the Patio

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Travel That Makes a Difference
Tim Cahill, Jeff Greenwald, Andrew McCarthy, Tony Wheeler & Don George (Moderator)
Location: Event Room

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Annual Suitcase Awards
Location: Event Room

3:00 pm
Closing Festivities: Champagne & Chocolate Reception



Faculty Spotlight

Tony Wheeler
2014 TWPC Faculty 

Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
August 14-17, 2014
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(San Francisco Bay Area)
Conference Coordinator:
Kathryn Petrocelli
(800) 999-7909, ext. 239
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